Monday, December 23, 2013

25 Days of Christmas ~ A Visit from the Ice Queen

Yesterday we woke up to an icy fairyland.  A winter ice storm had hit and everything was covered in a layer of glistening ice.
 The sun wasn't fully over the horizon or these would have been blinding!
 The bird netting that we had used in the garden was an intricate icy lace.
And unfortunately our White Pines were badly damaged. What a mess! We are thinking of having them taken down and this may be just the circumstance to make us finally decide to get rid of them. 
Fortunately the roads were not bad, it was above freezing, and although our power went off a few times for a couple minutes each time, we never lost it completely.
I am busy finishing up goodies for the rest of our food gifts, more cinnamon raisin bread, home made marshmallows and other treats.  So much to do and so very little time! 
I don't think I'm going to make it all the way to Christmas with my posts. I see many of you signing off to spend time with your loved ones, and I think that is a great idea!
I will leave you with a photo of my grandmother's beautiful nativity set, don't forget to take time to thank God for his many gifts, the greatest of these being that he sent Jesus to give us hope and grace and forgiveness :>)

♥ Merry Christmas to all my dear friends far and near! ♥


  1. Merry Christmas Kathy! Enjoy every moment!! I've loved your December posts so much!

  2. Merry Christmas, Kathy!

    This is so lovely...



  3. Wishing you a blessed and very happy Christmas to you and all yours. I too, enjoyed your posting this month. Next year I want to take time to make more food gifts for friends and neighbors. The little I've done has been fun to do. Finished up my last order of Pumpkin Rolls today! Tomorrow I will be cooking for Christmas dinner. then maybe a few days of relaxation! It's all been good tho and not a stressful time ~ just very busy.

  4. A most happy and blessed Christmas to you and yours as well!

  5. What a beautiful message you have left with all of us in Blogland....thank you so much. I LOVE the ice bird's all so beautiful, in a haunting way.

    Merry Christmas to you...

  6. Ice can beautiful but also so dangerous! So glad you still have power. Have a wonderful Christmas Kathy.

  7. The iciness is beautiful but so cold looking. brrrr....:)
    I've got too many Christmas posts to do, too, so we can just add them after Christmas, I guess.
    Merry Christmas, Kathy.
    xo bj

  8. Merry Christmas, Kathy!

    Your corner looks so much like mine today and the pines did take a brutal hit. Lots of them bending low or down.

    Hope that it's just the white stuff next time!


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